Claudio Ranieri reckons one of the reasons why Leicester is holding the second position
Claudio Ranieri reckons one of the reasons why Leicester is holding the second position in the Premiership points table at this point of time is that a couple of big clubs have not been able to play as well as they can.
According to Ranieri, Leicester would have surely struggled to be placed this high in the table if the big boys had come to the party.
But, the boss is happy with how things are going at the moment and he is hoping that there is no turn around for the big teams for the rest of the season so that the Foxes manage to achieve something special which they are well and truly on track for.
When the season began, many would have thought that Leicester’s real target was to avoid demotion, but, forget demotion, they are now in a position where they can hope to become the Premiership Champions for the first ever time in their history.
On the other hand, a team like Chelsea whom everybody had backed to be the biggest contender for the title again is finding itself threateningly close to bottom 3.
Even Manchester United, after having a decent 2014-15 under Louis Van Gaal, was seen as one of the favourites coming into this season, but, they have not been extraordinarily impressive either.
The failure of these teams has surely given Leicester the advantage and Ranieri accepts it.
In the words of Ranieri, “This time around, the Premiership has been slightly weird so far. In usual circumstances, I don’t think we would be leading the table. But, it’s not been usual and I would like it to be like this for the remaining weeks too.”
Leicester City will take on Stoke City at home on the coming Thursday.